Instructor in Radiation Oncology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Instructor, Research Institute
Dr. Yang received her Ph.D at Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 2006. After 3-year postdoctoral training in University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research Institute, she joined the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2009. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. She has published several high impact papers in prestigious journals including Nature, Molecular Cell etc.
Dr. Yang´s research focuses on identifying basic mechanisms involved in maintaining genome stability and understanding their relationship to tumor. Particularly, she is elucidating the crosstalk between DNA damage response and mitosis. She is also interested in high throughput screening for small molecules on protein-protein interactions.